Blue Note's Esquire Jazz Collection: Toward the Light collects classic 1960s hard bop recordings from the premier jazz label. Among the nine tracks on this volume are Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island," Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder," Jackie McLean's "Blue Rondo," and Joe Henderson's "Blue Bossa." This consistently satisfying disc also features familiar tunes by Dexter Gordon, Larry Young, Stanley Turrentine, Art Blakey, and Freddie Hubbard.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell